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July 1, 2009
Water Survival Training Unfortunately, most inadvertent water landings do not result in the same successful ditching as Capt. Sullenberger’s US Airways jet in the East River. How many of those passengers had ever gone down in the water prior to that cold day? They were lucky to survive. I attended a water survival training course hosted by John McMillan, president of McMillan Offshore Survival...
June 17, 2009
The National Research Council Canada (NRC) provides specialized training for test pilot schools at its flight research lab in Ottawa. The two-week sessions train pilots on advanced handling qualities. The pilots go to the...
June 1, 2009
Performance Based Navigation and RNP As the national airspace system evolves, older navigation systems give way to safer, more reliable, and increasingly efficient technology. As students, we all studied the evolution of non-directional beacons and radio-ranges giving way to VORTAC’s and ILS’s. Today, these are now "legacy" navigation aids when you consider that the first ILS approach...
June 1, 2009
TRAINING The Scandinavian Safety Training Centre’s (SSTC) new MWH-6 HUET (Helicopter Underwater Emergency Trainer) capsule is capable of rotating 360 degrees around three axes. This is a substantial advance from older HUETs that had limited ranges of motion underwater, and thus were unable to provide a wide variety of submersions. The MWH-6 can achieve this level of rotational flexibility due to its...
June 1, 2009
TRAINING | SAFETY Denver, Colo., known as the Mile High City, was an appropriate setting for Rotor & Wing’s first annual Safety & Training Summit. The interactive seminar, which was held April 27 and 28 at the Hyatt Tech Center hotel, drew a wide variety of aviators, operations managers and administrators from every aspect of the helicopter community. Attendees had an opportunity to hear and...
May 18, 2009
The Whirly-Girls, a worldwide organization for women helicopter pilots, announced the award of more than $25,000 in training scholarships and $12,000 in cash to six lucky recipients. Tiffany Till of Houston, Tex...
May 1, 2009
BDUs vs. Blue Jeans I said I was going to stay away from this subject, but darned if it doesn’t keep coming up. So, since this issue of Rotor & Wing will be handed out the annual Army Aviation Association of America conference (aka Quad-A), I’m going to address the age-old contention that military-trained pilots are usually, if not always, better then civilian-trained pilots. This way, our...
May 1, 2009
Texas-based Longhorn Helicopters teamed with Texas-based Aero Dynamix to provide night vision goggle...
April 2, 2009
With the upcoming debut of their new GAT-II HELO flight training device at the Safety & Training Summit 2009 on April 27th and 28th in Denver, Colorado, the FAA officially extends its Airman...
March 10, 2009
Arizona is looking forward in an effort to reduce the shortage of helicopter pilots, mechanics and engineers, by hosting a Helicopter Day career fair this week...
March 1, 2009
It’s in the Cards The wheels no more than hit the pavement and the usual frenzy breaks loose as 80% of the passengers on the plane scramble to get their cell phones out and turned on. As I look around I can’t help but wonder what in the world we ever did before cell phones. Eventually I follow suit, break mine out, turn it on and call my point of contact for an update. Two hours and a short cab...
February 5, 2009
The European Defence Agency (EDA) awarded AgustaWestland a contract to conduct a six-month Helicopter Tactics Program (HTP) implementation study. As part of the U.K.-France helicopter initiative, the EDA took the lead in coordinating training...
January 1, 2009
PUBLIC SERVICE The FAA has granted the emergency medical service pilots of ShandsCair approval to conduct low-visibility landings at five helipads in north and north central Florida using global positioning system approaches. "We started working on this with Satellite Tech International three years ago," said lead pilot Mark Womack, one of the four pilots...
January 1, 2009
Aircrew Coordination Aircrew coordination, cockpit resource management, cockpit coordination, cockpit communication management...these terms refer to the same basic principles of ensuring the sum of the members of an aircraft crew is greater than the individuals themselves. Computer-based training programs are great tools to enhance aircrew coordination training. We don’t know how many accidents...
January 1, 2009
FlightSafety, the world’s foremost aviation training company, greatly expands its rotorcraft training capacity with its newest Learning Center at Lafayette, Louisiana. The new center devotes its efforts exclusively to helicopter safety, providing a broad range of mission-specific training for offshore operations, EMS, law enforcement, newsgathering and more. "This state-of-the-art facility...
December 1, 2008
PUBLIC SERVICE The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has scheduled a public hearing to take comments and testimony on the safety of airborne emergency medical service (EMS) operations. The three-day hearing will begin on Feb. 3, 2009 at NTSB headquarters in Washington, D.C. "We have seen an alarming rise in the numbers of EMS accidents and the [NTSB] believes some of these accidents could...
December 1, 2008
TRAINING | PUBLIC SERVICE The Air Medical Transport Conference (AMTC), sponsored by the Association of Air Medical Services (AAMS), convened in Minneapolis, Minn. on October 20-22. Approximately 2,400 air medical professionals were on hand at the Minneapolis Convention Center to participate in classroom training, workshops and networking activities, while more than 150 venders from around the world...
December 1, 2008
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December 1, 2008
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November 21, 2008
Utah Helicopter and the city of Pocatello, Idaho signed a lease for a new facility at the Pocatello Regional...
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